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Question: Do you like green bean casserole?  (Voting closed: Dec 13, 2008, 07:58PM)
Yes, I would eat it with a mouse. - 1 (4%)
No, I would not eat it in a house. - 0 (0%)
Yes, I would  eat it here or there. - 6 (24%)
No, I would not eat it anywhere - 1 (4%)
Green Bean Casserole should be banned. - 8 (32%)
Green Bean Casserole should be required on every Thanksgiving table. - 9 (36%)
Total Voters: 25

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« on: Nov 29, 2008, 07:58PM »

What's the big deal about green bean casserole?  I've never liked the stuff, especially the cream of mushroom soup. GAG... Don't know
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2008, 08:09PM »

I think it came out of a Campbell's Soup can recipe and was adopted by every housewife in the US in the 1950s.  My mother made it for Thanksgiving Dinner (and I'm 60 years old).  That and the mashed sweet potato with marshmallows melted on top.

Add to that the lime Jello with the shredded carrots... :/
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 29, 2008, 08:10PM »

It's all in the ratios...
6 or 7 cans of green beans to one small can of Cream of Mushroom soup... Stir in about a cup of medium or sharp cheddar cheese and a little bit of bacon bits, shred some more cheese over the top and spread the required French Fried onions over the top... cover with foil so as to not burn the onions... bake 20 min at 375, then remove foil and bake for another few minutes to brown the topping.

Yum. OK, so the sodium is sure to kill you... but what a way to go!
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 29, 2008, 08:12PM »

YUCK!!! YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCK!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 29, 2008, 09:02PM »

I've never had it.  Must it be made with canned green beans?
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2008, 10:24PM »

A bean casserole could be nice (there are several in the Community Cookbook). Certainly, I enjoy my own soup/casserole made with dried red lentils and assorted fresh veg. However, other than Rob's recipe, the dish as described sounds like nothing I'd want to put on MY table.
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2008, 10:28PM »

Mom was always a canned green bean type. I'm sure it would be even better (or more yucky, according to BariTrom) with fresh stuff.

Personally, anything with enough cheese in it is heaven on a plate for me!
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 30, 2008, 01:46AM »

YUCK!!! YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCKY YUCK!!!!

Never had it, and by the sound of is sounds like I never do.

I can stand beans in small quantities, but anything with mushrooms in I cannot stand. In any way.
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 30, 2008, 06:27AM »

You people can all leave the green bean casserole to Rob and I. I'm sure we can take care of it.
 
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 30, 2008, 07:32AM »

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart,
They give you wind and make you fart,
The more you fart, the better you feel,
Beans, beans with every meal.

Now where on earth did I remember THAT rhyme from???
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 30, 2008, 07:43AM »

Now where on earth did I remember THAT rhyme from???

That, uh ... limerick, is a global institution!
 
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 30, 2008, 07:50AM »

I love green beans.

I love mushroom soup.

I even sorta like the Durkee onion thingies.

But put 'em all together? I voted for the banned option.....
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 30, 2008, 07:59AM »

I quite like beans.

I very much like mushrooms (but not canned mushroom soup).

I love onions, fried or raw.

But putting these things together, the way it's described here?! Yerk.

However, I can't really vote for the banned option because I've never tried it.
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 30, 2008, 08:40AM »

A million housewives everyday open a can of beans and say...... "Bugger it we're having chips!!!!"

Remember that one Mama........ :D
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 30, 2008, 08:56AM »

Wilco! :D
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 30, 2008, 02:56PM »

I rather like the stuff quite a bit.  Canned green beans are a bit dreary in anything, and I prefer the ones from our garden and my grandfather's garden but oh well.
This year my brother made a huge batch of it, complete with French's Fried Onions on top.


I think it came out of a Campbell's Soup can recipe and was adopted by every housewife in the US in the 1950s.  My mother made it for Thanksgiving Dinner (and I'm 60 years old).  That and the mashed sweet potato with marshmallows melted on top.

Add to that the lime Jello with the shredded carrots... :/

I don't know about the Jello, but sweet potatoes cooked in that fashion are still a staple around my house.  Of course we also add a praline layer to the bottom of the pan before putting the potatoes in, and we have to make a separate batch that doesn't contain as much sugar for my mom.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 30, 2008, 03:20PM »

My goodness, you Americans eat some funny things!
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 30, 2008, 03:34PM »

I don't know about the Jello, but sweet potatoes cooked in that fashion are still a staple around my house.  Of course we also add a praline layer to the bottom of the pan before putting the potatoes in, and we have to make a separate batch that doesn't contain as much sugar for my mom.

Is that eaten as a main or a desert?
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 30, 2008, 04:45PM »

Is that eaten as a main or a desert?

Both served as side dishes to the main course (Roast Turkey).

Before you guys get all persnickety about strange things we eat in America, I have had a Lamington, Bubble and Squeak, Steak and Kidney Pie, and Vegemite on toast.  I'll take my string bean and mushroom soup casserole and mashed sweet potato with marshmallow any time :)
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 30, 2008, 05:41PM »

The dish is actually very good, especially if you omit the canned stuff. 

1.  Steam or boil green beans until tender.
2.  Saute some mushrooms in butter or olive oil, add some cream and simmer.
3.  Combine cooked beans and mushrooms/cream in an oven safe dish and season
4.  Add your favorite melting cheese and french fried onions
5.  Bake, eat, and take a nap.
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